Ceiba Adds Life Sciences Executive to Team

February 23, 2010

Cambridge Company Adds Six Life Sciences Executives in the last 60 Days

February 17, 2010 (Cambridge, MA)-- Ceiba Solutions, a software development and IT services company specializing in life sciences,  announced today that it has once again added life sciences expertise to its team, with the company's newest hire, Andy Sontag. A 20-year veteran in the life sciences industry, Andy will serve as Ceiba's Vice President of Lifer Science Business Development.

Andy, a veteran in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, is a healthcare leader with a strong record of delivering tangible business results through operational leadership, P&L management, process improvement and technology strategy.  During his career, Andy has been a part of the changing pharmaceutical industry and medical device industry and has been involved in, or actively led many innovative changes to the business processes through technological change. 

As Vice President of Life Science Business Development, Andy will use his knowledge and expertise to guide the sales strategy and engage with Life Science customers in defining important IT solutions needed in this industry.  Andy's grasp of the business aids his work in authoring components of the ITIL v3 guidebook for Life Science, due to be published this April.  The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a standard for best practices.

Prior to joining Ceiba, he was most recently the Senior Vice President of Life Sciences for Court Square Group, a Life Sciences IT Consulting Company.  Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Global Business Operations for Clinical Sciences at Boston Scientific with overall responsibility for business and operations in Boston Scientific's Clinical, Regulatory and Preclinical areas.  He also worked at AstraZeneca for over fourteen years where he implemented over eighty computer systems across pharmaceutical processes including drug development, clinical, quality, supply chain, finance, distribution and regulatory.

This follows a December announcement of Ceiba's expansion of its IT consulting team with the addition of 4 PHD-level resources from the Life Science and bioinformatics software industry.

"Ceiba continues to seek out the best and the brightest in the Life Science industry so that we can extend our core competencies across the life science field, through expertise and relationships," said Lindsay Rewcastle, Ceiba Solutions CEO. "We welcome Andy to the team and we look forward to working with him, offering our clients unique and innovative solutions for life sciences." 


About Ceiba

Ceiba Solutions Inc., a software development and IT services company, brings a unique, collaborative methodology, software and services that support the Life Science community with new systems that conform to the way people and businesses operate.  Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with offices in New Zealand, Ceiba develops innovative solutions that are affordable, save time and streamline processes through its agile software development, application integration, and managed application services. Look for Ceiba at Bio International Event in Chicago, May 3-6.


For more information, please visit www.ceibasolutions.com



Membership Deliverables

MassBio Membership gives you:

Purchasing power-MassBio negotiates a broad-based collection of services on behalf of member companies and passes the savings on to its members. 

Networking and professional development-MassBio organizes and executes numerous conferences, committee meetings, and networking events throughout the year.

MassBio Signature Events-Attend our Investors Forum, Innovator Roundtables, Pharma Days, our Golf Classic Fundraiser, Policy Leadership Breakfast, and many others.

Public policy & Advocacy-As the state's leading advocate for our life science super cluster, we fight for public policy initiatives and tax incentives in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., that will enable biotechnology companies to do their best work.

Economic development-MassBio provides expert advice and guidance to help companies find suitable locations and resources as they move to and grow in the Bay State. We make Massachusetts a better place for your business.

Visibility/Resources-Members are listed on a searchable directory that includes a profile and link to the company's website. We highlight your company's latest news by posting to our MassBio member news page. In addition, members can post job openings on our website free!

Educational incentives-We promote education, workforce development and lifelong learning through the MassBioEd Foundation. The foundation customizes training programs for companies and educational institutions and promotes science in the classroom through BioTeach. MassBio members receive a discount on courses offered by the foundation.